Fatspatrol is a Dubai-born, Indian origin, Canadian 3rd culture artist.

Drawing influence from various stages of her life: her upbringing immersed in Indian block-printed textiles and handicrafts, her youth reading comic books over her brother’s shoulder, her life-long interaction with Islamic and Arabic architecture and patterns, Fathima’s style evokes a recognizable hybrid aesthetic. Her interest in existentialism, mythology, human behavior and human-natural interactions coupled with a BA in Art and Culture and an MA in Sociology results in a curious search for meaning through drawing.

Having painted in over 10 countries, Fatspatrol has a passion for public art and its impact on social interaction and place-making. In 2010 she received the Sheikha Manal Young Artist Award in Dubai and has since played an active role in the developing street art scene in the Middle East. Passionate about social reform through art, she has also worked on outreach projects in Dubai, India and Jordan paired with a studio and commercial art practise over the last 12 years.

Related Works

Home Location


Artist: Fatspatrol

Photographer: Electrify